Election Tribunal revokes RO’s decision, Chaudhry Nisar’s papers accepted

A returning officer had previously rejected Nisar's papers for not declaring accurate details about his assets.


Web Desk April 11, 2013
File photo of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s nomination papers for the constituency of NA-53 Rawalpindi were accepted by the Election tribunal, dismissing the returning officer’s decision, on Thursday, Express News reported.

A returning officer had rejected Nisar's papers during the scrutiny process for not declaring accurate details about his assets.

The former opposition leader had filed an appeal against the decision before the Election Tribunal, which was accepted.

Following the tribunal’s verdict, Nisar’s supporters shouted slogans in his favour along with his lawyer, who gave a short emotional speech.

Few days earlier, Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited (PTCL) had issued a list of 284 former members of the National Assembly, who had not paid their telephone bills.

As per the list, former leader of the opposition Chaudhry Nisar owed Rs96,000.

The list was provided to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for nomination papers’ verification process.

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COMMENTS (11)

Bee | 8 years ago | Reply

Great!!! what if Usama Bin Laden stands from somewhere in Pakistan... The court will give a go ahead as well...

Rule of Law | 8 years ago | Reply

Once again, the conspiracy of Malik Riaz has failed... Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has been vehement supporter of hundreds of poor widows & orphans whose land had been illegally grabbed by Malik Riaz of Bahria mafia. Chaudhry Nisar has also been the most vocal Leader of the Opposition and, being Chairman PAC, he uncovered various mega corruption scandals including those of "holy cows". The case of NLC came to Courts for the first-ever time in the history of Pakistan. In terms of qualification, manners, abilities and service to the people, Chaudhry Nisar is far better than his opponent Ghulam Sarwar Khan a notorious landgrabber of PTI Taxila. Vote for Better Pakistan, Vote for PML-N

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